fbpx
A Week In Athens, GA, On A $105,000 Joint Income

A Week In Athens, GA, On A $105,000 Joint Income

5 p.m. — I drive to pick up the grocery order ($76). I get kale, oregano, bananas, hummus, salsa, coconut oil, barramundi filets, bagels, rye bread, beer, and cream cheese. They're out of the local chicken sausage I wanted, but that's okay. I drive the long way home because I need a few minutes of…
A Week In Madison, WI, On A $112,000 Joint Income

A Week In Madison, WI, On A $112,000 Joint Income

12 p.m. — Our preferred grocery store has been booked solid for grocery pickup slots. Two weeks ago, I was lucky to snag a pickup for today. We live less than five minutes away, so I run over during my lunch break. I pick up our order of chicken breasts, rice, pasta, cereal, Diet Coke,…
A Week In New York, NY, On A $365,000 Joint Income

A Week In New York, NY, On A $365,000 Joint Income

Occupation: Engineering ManagerIndustry: TelehealthAge: 27Location: New York, NYMy Salary: $175,000 My Husband's Salary: $190,000 Net Worth: $650,000 (my husband owns an apartment which we're renting out and we combined our finances when we got married)Debt: $0Paycheck Amount (2x/month): ~$4,000 Husband's Paycheck (2x/month): $4,500Pronouns: She/herMonthly ExpensesRent: $3,775 Mortgage: $905 for my husband, D.'s, mortgage not covered…
A Week In The Boston Area On A $96,000 Joint Income

A Week In The Boston Area On A $96,000 Joint Income

Occupation: Managing Editor Industry: EducationAge: 28Location: Boston, MAMy Salary: $61,000 My Husband's Salary (T.): $35,000My Paycheck Amount (2x/month): $1,807 (post taxes, 401(k), transit pass)My Husband's Paycheck Amount (1x/month): $2,800 (graduate student stipend/external grants) Gender Identity: WomanMonthly ExpensesRent: $2,180 for a one-bedroom near T.'s campus (includes pet fee) + $200 parkingHealth insurance: $110 (from T.'s stipend)Utilities:…
A Week In Atlanta, GA On A $305,000 Joint Income

A Week In Atlanta, GA On A $305,000 Joint Income

Occupation: Finance DirectorIndustry: RetailAge: 30Location: Atlanta, GAMy Salary: $110,000 + 10% cash bonus + 10% equity bonusHusband's Salary: $195,000 + 30% BonusMy Paycheck Amount (biweekly): $2,950Husband's Paycheck Amount (2x/month): $4,900Additional Income: $1,900/month from our rental unit over our garageMonthly ExpensesMortgage (includes taxes and insurance): $3,950Loans: $0 Gym/Peleton: $240 Au Pair Stipend: $200/week 401(k): 8% of…
A Week In Little Rock, AR, On A Joint Income Of $240,000

A Week In Little Rock, AR, On A Joint Income Of $240,000

11 a.m. — I work out, while D. goes to Fresh Market. He gets beef tenderloin, cheese, fruit, cornichons, carrots, cucumber, bell pepper, raw spinach, heavy cream, vanilla bean, sugar, eggs, a loaf of bread, and two bottles of Seghesio Zin for tonight. He gets sausage, potatoes, and kale for a soup he'll make tomorrow…
A Week In Chicago, IL, On A $352,000 Joint Income

A Week In Chicago, IL, On A $352,000 Joint Income

6:30 a.m. — It's time to officially start the day. I hop in the shower while my husband, D., sees to our two-year-old daughter. When I am done showering, I tag D. out and entertain our daughter while making myself breakfast (oatmeal with Craisins and a little coconut oil). I take a prenatal vitamin. I…
A Week On The Jersey Shore On A $335,000 Joint Income

A Week On The Jersey Shore On A $335,000 Joint Income

11 a.m. — After D.'s gymnastics class, we head out to Wegman's for our weekly food shopping trip. We buy chicken cacciatore (Pre-made! In a bag! Cool!), shrimp, zucchini, asparagus, cauliflower, mushrooms, Brussels sprouts, assorted salad, avocados, cucumbers, tomatoes, cheese sticks, coconut milk, peanut butter, cream cheese, coconut oil, napkins, fruit/veggie squeezes, toothpaste, tea, and…
A Week In Long Island, NY, On A Joint $262,000 Income

A Week In Long Island, NY, On A Joint $262,000 Income

10:30 a.m. — Things seem to finally be in order so I head out to go food shopping for the week. I go to King Kullen and buy broccoli, bananas, grape tomatoes, red onion, salad kits, package of mesclun greens, bananas, cheddar cheese, milk, French fries, yogurt, strawberries, cucumbers, two bottles of dressing, and grapes.…
A Week In Silver Spring, MD, On A $266,716 Joint Income

A Week In Silver Spring, MD, On A $266,716 Joint Income

Monthly ExpensesMortgage + Property Tax: $2,027 (we own our condo)Loans: $0 (we finished paying off my student loans earlier this year and our cars are paid in full)HOA (includes our water): $567Estimated Taxes: $4,000 Parking: $246 for two spacesElectricity + Gas: $85Cable + Internet: $125Netflix: $12.99 (I share with my family)Amazon Prime: $119/year (My husband…

Must Read